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Provide The Security. This Is Not Partisan, We Want Justice.

The Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot be protected by the Accra Regional Police Command at the planned 'March for Justice' demonstration. Despite acknowledging receiving the letter, the police have said it cannot provide security for the planned demonstration and street protest due to COVID-19 restrictions.

It has been notified by the NDC youth wing that it intends to host a protest on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, titled "A March for Justice", demanding justice for those who have been brutalized, killed, or muzzled by the security forces. Using the Public Order Act (491), the NDC youth wing wrote to the Police Chief Inspector General in one of its letters. A rejection of the group's request was cited by the Regional Police Command as being based on Section 4 of the Public Order Act 1994 (ACT 49), which is concerned with public health. According to the police, "Restriction imposed by Executive Instrument (EI) 395 to contain the pandemic has not yet been lifted".

This protest demands justice for all people killed or brutalized by police or military forces who have been thuggery by the state, a statement from the youth wing noted. Party youths are saying that the protest is also a call for social justice for unemployed people in the country. There was to be one chapter of the protest in Madina, while three other chapters would commence in Accra's Central Business District, Osu, and Lapaz. There would have been the four groups converging on Jubilee House to present petitions to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The same petition would be presented to the Inspector General at Police Headquarters and Speaker of Parliament in Parliament.As part of its condemnation of state-sponsored violence against Ghanaians, the NDC cited a number of examples.The demonstration is being planned in response to the killing of two residents of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, killed by troops deployed to disperse a crowd protesting the killing of a social activist in the area

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